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CLEP Analyzing And Interpreting Literature

Subjects : clep, literature
Instructions:
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. A long narrative poem that records the adventures of a hero.






2. A figure of speech in which two completely unlike things are compared.






3. A technique designed to enact social change by using wit to rificule ideas - customs or institutions.






4. A love lyric in which the speaker complains about the arrival of the dawn - when he must part from his lover.






5. The series of events that make up a story or drama.






6. An interruption of a work's chronology to describe or present an incident that occurred prior to the main time frame of a work's action.






7. A statement that seems to be contrdictory but is actually true.






8. The idea of a literary work abstracted from its details of language - character - and action - and cast in the form of a generalization.






9. The measured pattern of rhyhtmic accents in poems.






10. The first stage of a functional or dramatic plot - in which necessary background information is provided.






11. A subsidiary or subordinate or parallel plot in a play or story that coexists with the main plot.






12. Broken down acts.






13. A strong pause within a line.






14. The narrator is outside of the story and tells the story from the perspective of only one character.






15. The emotion or feeling a word creates.






16. An unstressed syllable followed by a stressed one.






17. A form of language use in which writers and speakers convey something other than the literal meaning of their words.






18. A recurring pattern found in a work or works of literature; the pattern is usually representative of something else.






19. The time and place of a story or play.






20. The selection of words in a literary work.






21. The dictionary meaning of a word.






22. A comparison between essentially unlike things without an explicitly comparative word such as 'like' or 'as'.






23. A form of language in which writers and speakers mean exactly what their words denote.






24. An imagined story - whether in prose - poetry - or drama.






25. The character or force with which the protagonist conflicts.






26. A short story that teaches a moral or a religious lesson.






27. Spectific characteristics are applied to an entire group of people and are used to 'classify' those people as part of a 'group'.






28. The vantage point from which the writer tells the story.






29. A Greek term first used by Aristotle to describe the emotional cleansing or purification that results after watching a tragedy performed on stage.






30. A stressed syllable followed by two unstressed ones.






31. A moment of insightfulness when a character realizes some truth.






32. The turning point of the action in the plot of a play or story. It represents the point of greatest tension in the work.






33. A character struggles with himself/herself and his/her opposing needs.






34. The way people speak in various parts of the country or around the world.






35. A poem that tells a story.






36. The use of symbols in literature to convey meaning.






37. Hints of what is to come in the action of a play or story.






38. A short saying with a moral.






39. Prose writing about real people - places - and events.






40. A three-line stanza.






41. The traditional beliefs and customsof a group of people that have been passed down orally.






42. A metrical foot represented by two stressed syllables.






43. A figure of speech in which a writer or speaker says less than what he or she means.






44. The omission of an unstressed vowel or syllable to preserve the meter of a line of poetry.






45. The conversation of characters in a literary work.






46. An eight-line unit - which may constitue a stanza; or a section of a poem - as in the octave of a sonnet.






47. The point at which a character understands his/her situation as it really is.






48. Imitates another literary work using humor usually to make the author and/or the work appear ridiculous.






49. A speech delivered while only one character is on stage; it reveals a character's innermost thoughts and feelings.






50. A six-line unit of verse constituting a stanza or section of a poem.